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A survivor of a paedophile ring speaks

Carrie Bailee

Carrie Bailee suffered horrific abuse as a child. Now she helps other survivors.

Why don't we write love letters anymore?

Letter

The story we write through love letters is a story of two souls intertwining in inky delight.

10 ways to feel more positive

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Is positivity innate or can it be learnt? An expert says practice these tips and you're halfway there.

A block with style

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What The Block lacks in drama, it certainly makes up for it with style over the last two seasons.

Botox could 'stunt emotional growth'

Botox

New research has found that "frozen face" prevents young people from learning how to fully express their emotions.

Paris Hilton proud to be too 'hot' for NZ

Carls's Jr

Paris Hilton tweets the world that her latest raunchy Carl's Jr ad has been banned in New Zealand.

Top 10 open homes this weekend

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As the nation heads to the polls, maybe you would like to stop by a few of these homes on the way to vote?

16 tomboy style icons

You can really get stuff done in a sensible pair of trousers.

These women aren't bossy, they're the bosses of tomboy style. Prepare to meet your muse ...

Is Lara Bingle pregnant?

Lara Bingle

There must be something in the coconut water as there appears to be a baby boom happening in fashion land.

New varieties hitting shops in spring

Southland Times photo

As the weather slowly begins to warm, the garden centre shelves are groaning with new plants.

First in Cambridge's new subdivision

	 St Kilda

A Waikato couple has made the move back from Auckland to raise a family in Cambridge's new subdivision.

NZ daily street style: September '14

Street style

Check out your daily dose of real Kiwi fashion, courtesy of our street style snappers.

Dream sale 'meant to be'

dream home

A dream came true for a Cambridge couple and their real estate agent earlier this month.

Choosing the right pan can make you a better cook

pan

Get your equipment right and you'll be a better cook. Here's where to start.

My treadmill desk left me cold

Treadmill desk

I harbour a gnawing suspicion that treadmill desks are the wrong solution to an important problem: too much desk time.

How I became obsessed with CrossFit

crossfit

Grunting, followed by banshee yelping. Later: deep, satisfied exhaling. Welcome to The Box.

Furry Friday: The election edition

Furry Friday

NICK BARNETT

Behold, the Four Legs Good election edition, totally non-serious and non-partisan except that it's strongly pro-pet.

Inside Kirsten Dunst's NY home

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Kirsten Dunst is renting out her chic NY apartment and it could be all yours for just NZ$15,000 a month!

George Clooney won't pay for his wedding

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It turns out Clooney is a stingy, stickler for tradition when it comes to his upcoming wedding.

Is our obsession with health killing the joy of food?

Green juice

With more people slavishly following healthy trends, are we forgetting food is something to be enjoyed?

How to: plan your outdoor living space

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Why can't your outdoor living look as nice as the indoors? Plan it well and it can!

Stuff's wedding of the week

Wedding of the week

A rare wet day in Cromwell threatened to ruin things, but they were just thankful to be with family and friends.

Best & worst dressed celebrities of the week

best worst

Good actresses make bad decisions, J-Lo wears a leather t-shirt as a dress, and Reese looks chic.

Hundreds of apartments to be built

apartments

A site currently used as a car park in Mt Eden has been earmarked as an SHA area for apartments.

Lack of notice over St Lukes SHA

St Lukes

A block of land on one of Auckland's busiest roads has been fast-tracked by special housing development.

Nick Cannon's $2 million shoes

Nick Cannon

There was the $6 million man, the $10 million bra and now there are the $2 million shoes.

Housing WOFs are vital

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Our health, and even our lives, are at risk without proper housing regulations, says housing industry.

Chocolate lovers: this one's for you

Choc tart

Sweet dreams are made of this.

Five anti-mess rules to live by

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Keep your home organised and clutter-free with these expert tips and tricks for orderly bliss.

Model turns herself into 'sexy bimbo doll'

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'People stare at me in the street and I love the way I stand out.'

Beyonce accused of photoshopping her thigh gap

Beyonce

Beyonce's latest bikini snaps aren't quite what they seem ... and fans aren't happy.

Love advice: She needs 'time and space'

love

What to do when you're in love but your partner needs time and space when suffering from depression?

6 things that shocked me about having a baby

Moata Tamaira

From unexpected BO to a distinct lack of instantaneous all-consuming love, here's what the midwives don't tell you.

Lamb shanks with garlic mash

Lamb shanks

As I write we are on day 27 of the most perfect spring weather in Queenstown's recorded history. It feels wrong to be submitting this slow cooked meal.

Flash-mob wedding at Countdown

kasper

The bride didn't know about it, celebs were there and cheerleaders got things started.

Turns out 'comfort food' isn't all that comforting

Cookies

Although people believe comfort foods can have mood-altering effects, the truth of the matter is they don't.

Stay positive - it's good for you (actually)

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Your emotions don't only rule your head, they can affect your health too (and in very real ways).

What does a feminist wedding look like?

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A step-by-step guide to breaking old fashion wedding roles while wearing a gown (and having loads of fun).

Blog: How to make a million-dollar property plan

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Property expert Mal James provides advice on a three-point-plan that will help you find the perfect new home.

More Kiwis signing up for Cougar Club

date night

A growing number of women 40 and over have a toyboy on their arm, according to new research.

Celebrity baby bumps put pressure on mums-to-be

pregnant belly

Pregnant Kiwis comparing their bodies to celebrity mums-to-be are setting 'unrealistic expectations'.

Red carpet rewind: Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

From figure-hugging minis to elegant couture, Hollywood's golden girl never fails to impress.

Recipe: New potato, sesame & salami salad

salad

Potato salad is always a crowd favourite - this version looks stunning and is packed with flavour.

Russian pays record $3m for Picton home

$3m Picton home

Russians spot unfinished Picton home from a helicopter - and offer $3m for it.

Happy cry: Love from a mum with Alzheimer's

alzheimer's

This video that captures the moment an Alzheimer's patient remembers her daughter is pure love.

Photos of Jennifer Lawrence you should see

Photos of Jennifer Lawrence you should see

Photoshop drama aside, Lawrence looks incredible in her latest campaign for Miss Dior.

Burn calories at your computer

office

How can we activate our bodies and burn kilojoules when we are chained to the chair?

With footwear, ugly is the new pretty

Ugly sandals

Thick soles, chunky straps and not a heel in sight: when it comes to shoes, the uglier the better.

Rain, rain, come to stay

Nick and Nevada Leckie

Wellington couple Nick and Nevada Leckie get excited by looming rainclouds and bucketing rainfall.

Meet two Hamilton bloggers

Louise Hutt

With so many entering the blogosphere, two women talk about why they do it and how they stay relevant.

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